Top Gear was doomed the moment the BBC tried to save it

Written by Tashi from the blog Tashi's TV on 05 Jul 2016
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Chris Evans in happier days/Jeremy Clarkson being annoying
What a joke! The Top Gear rehash was doomed the moment the BBC tried to save it and reveals that you can never try to recreate something that was a natural pop phenomenon.

Jeremy Clarkson's replacement Chris Evans resigned from the show on Monday (5 July) after the ratings plummeted to an all-time low on Sunday night. It's a no-brainer that it happened because the former combination of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May is what made the show what it was and it could never be recreated.

The success of the show lay in the exact combination of their three personalities, which evolved organically and wasn't forced.

The difference between the three of them and the new crowd is like the difference between a band that evolves naturally in a garage and a manufactured boy band. The new Top Gear has been so staged, marketed and over-hyped that it could never recapture the cult status the series had before.

The reason that Jeremy Clarkson got fired is the reason the show was such a success. I don't like saying that because I find him such a bully and it feels as if I'm supporting him but I'm not. I have to acknowledge the facts though and those are them.

I don't see the series lasting long now, espesh not if Matt LeBlanc leaves too. Not that he will. He's got his eye on the headline act apparently.

There have been rumours of tensions between Matt and Chris for weeks and now a report on Daily Mail says that Matt's warming up for a negotiation to take over from Chris. He's been much more popular with viewers than Chris but there's no way this will make enough of a difference to take the show to the ratings it needs to recapture its former glory.

Someone needs to put it out of its misery.

Shows in this post: Top Gear

Channels in this post: BBC Brit


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